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Court to hear ‘double jeopardy’ case with implications for Trump

The Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution says that no one can be "twice put in jeopardy of life or limb" for the same crime

Kavanaugh swings US Supreme Court to the right

With the arrival of Brett Kavanaugh, the court comprises four liberals appointed by Democratic presidents and five conservatives picked by Republicans

Aids tests come to South Africa’s schools

Only a handful of organisations organise HIV tests in schools in SA, a country hard-hit by the virus that infects 5,7-million people.

SA’s return to Security Council under scrutiny

Rights groups will keep a close eye on South Africa's return to the UN Security Council, where the country's last term drew complaints.

World celebrates with Madiba

Nelson Mandela celebrates his 92nd birthday on Sunday, just one week after the World Cup showed off the successes of democratic South Africa.

Security firms make killing from World Cup

As the Soccer World Cup nears, tourists and foreign businessmen spooked by South Africa's crime rate are hiring bodyguards.

SA’s rampant crime largely spares tourists

Every day South Africa sees about 50 killings, but the startling statistic masks enormous differences among violent crimes, which rarely affect tourists.

Soccer World Cup: More grey than green

South Africa is trying to "green" the Soccer World Cup, but local efforts are struggling to balance out the enormous carbon emissions.

Farm where Mandela plotted becomes museum

It was just a farm, but what went on there was extraordinary: Nelson Mandela, disguised in blue overalls, plotting with other anti-apartheid leaders against South Africa's racist regime.

The day medical history was rewritten

Nearly forty years ago, in the middle of the night at a Cape Town hospital, South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard rewrote medical history when he carried out the first-ever heart transplant. The operation captivated the imagination of the world, catapulting Barnard and South Africa on to the world stage and leading to hundreds of similar operations around the globe.

Steve Biko: Icon 30 years after his death

Thirty years after dying in prison in apartheid South Africa, Steve Biko remains a historical icon, even if his black consciousness movement no longer carries political weight. A fervent anti-apartheid and freedom activist, Biko's popularity in the new South Africa is rooted in culture, providing ideas for the shaping of the identity of young black South Africans.

SABC under fire after breaking ranks

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been accused of systematic pro-government bias after taking a different stance from most fellow journalists in coverage of the controversial health minister. Allegations against the SABC mounted after its executive chief, Dali Mpofu, sent a resignation letter to the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef).

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Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

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Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

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Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

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Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

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